Allied Warships

HMS Truncheon (P 353)

Submarine of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassT 
PennantP 353 
Built byDevonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) 
Ordered30 May 1942 
Laid down5 Nov 1942 
Launched22 Feb 1944 
Commissioned25 May 1945 
End service 
History

Sold to Israeli Navy in 1968 and renamed Dolphin. Scrapped in 1977.  

Commands listed for HMS Truncheon (P 353)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Julian Clutterbuck, DSO, RN15 Dec 1944mid 1946

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The history of HMS Truncheon as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in June 2016.

19 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Plymouth for Holy Loch. (1)

21 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training. (1)

22 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. (2)

23 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (2)

8 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. (3)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (3)

7 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for the Far East. The first leg of the trip is to Gibraltar. (4)

12 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (4)

13 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta. (4)

17 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Malta. (4)

22 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said. (4)

27 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Port Said. (4)

5 Oct 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) passes the Suez Canal and starts her trip to Aden. (5)

10 Oct 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Aden. (5)

13 Oct 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Aden bound for Colombo. From Colombo she goes to Singapore. (5)

Media links


The T-class Submarine

Kemp, Paul J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20029
  2. ADM 173/20030
  3. ADM 173/20031
  4. ADM 173/20033
  5. ADM 199/2572

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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